Ruby's Corner A True Friend, Part Deux Ruby Karp

To me, a true friend is everything. I even wrote about it. I mean, a true friend is hard to find. Which is why I am so happy to have met Mikaela Foster IRL.

You know Mikaela. She is the author of the column “Tweenage Wasteland” and she’s an expert on the problems that teen-aged girls have. She designed her Tumblr, she edits her own videos and she wrote one of my most favorite posts on Hello Giggles ever. She is funny and she’s smart and she’s really talented.

Can you tell how much I heart Mikaela?

This is how it started: HelloGiggles co-founder Sophia Rossi tweeted to both of us, “You guys should be best friends.”

And you know, I’m awkward, but I am not shy and I knew that if Sophia thought we should be best friends, she was probably right. And I sent Mikaela a message. And we started emailing. And we started iChatting and then, you know, talking. And at some point, we went from being two writers for HelloGiggles to being actual friends.

Mikaela got me in a way that no one else has yet. Do you know how huge that is? At my age? Let me tell you, it’s really huge. Because friendship right now is a moving target. Some days, the people you hang out with are  great and some days, there’s so much drama you don’t know how you’re going to deal. And with Mikaela, everything was normal, drama-free and also, real.

So, imagine how excited I was when Mikaela Foster told me she was coming to New York for her Spring Break. Very. Very. Excited.

And so this week? This was the week Mikaela Foster came to NY. And it was probably one of the best weeks of my life.

Here’s some of the reasons why:

  1. Because we went to see How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Nick Jonas,  which was really great. You know, I was such a huge Jonas Brothers fan when I was little, and Nick Jonas is just amazing as a Broadway performer and Mikaela had to keep explaining things that went over my head to me, which I so appreciated.
  2. Because we both performed at the HelloGiggles ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ show at UCB East and we shared the stage with our moms and Mikaela rocked it.
  3. Because we had a sleepover and stayed up until 3am talking – two of my most favorite things to do.
  4. Because Mikaela and I did ‘The Awkward Show’ together and we wrote lyrics to a sort-of-original song, ‘I’m Awkward and I Know It’.
  5. Because we spent a day shopping. I mean seriously, what could be better?

But really, even if we didn’t do all that (and that’s just some of the stuff we did), this was one of the best weeks of my life because I got to spend every night, and some days, with my True Friend, Mikaela Foster.

Do you have a True Friend? Let me know, on my blog, my Twitter @RubyKarp, Facebook page or here! See you next week!

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  1. Exactly what Jessi said!! I get what you mean…. I miss my “True Friend”, who’s currently in Singapore and I’m in Sydney but it doesn’t matter because we’ve known each other since we were both four (that’s 13 years now) and this isn’t going to change anything. We’ve gone through both great and rough times and we’ve always been there for each other. Never let Mikaela go :)) x

  2. I know exactly what you mean, Ruby, and actually I saw my ‘True Friend’ just last night. We’ve been lucky enough to be friends since we were six, but her family are American and her mum’s job meant they always had to travel for extended lengths of time, so it’s always been long-distance. Now she’s at College in NY, but came back to London for HER Spring Break, so we could hang out. When we see each other we slip right back into being together, and I feel blessed to have called her my friend for nearly fourteen years (we’re 20 now). Hang on to Mikaela =D